Friday, July 5, 2013

HEARTBEAT by Faith Sullivan

HEARTBEAT (Heartbeat series #1)

by: Faith Sullivan

A New Adult novel


Katie and Adam are afraid of love.

She carries the scars of a first kiss gone terribly wrong.

He uproots his life to flee the stinging betrayal of an ex.

When trust is no longer an option, all romance is suspect.

As a young paramedic, Adam rescues people for a living but cannot save himself. Katie, just out of high school, struggles with a tortured home life she cannot escape. 

Everything changes when Katie hops into the front seat of Adam's ambulance. Overwhelmed by what they are feeling, neither possess the confidence to make the first move. They walk away from each other, full of regret. 

To find her, Adam risks his future. To be with him, Katie sacrifices her security. 

Little do they know, what little time they do have, is being measured by a heartbeat that is slowly dying out.


For a brief moment, everything around me falls away. I surrender to the force that is holding me up. I’m on the brink of collapse, but someone is keeping my head above water offering a life preserver in this sea of misery. And I’m not letting go. Waves of comfort penetrate my soul. I feel safe. I feel secure. I feel loved.

The back of my hair is being gently caressed as someone’s cheek rests on top of my head. The person is softly shushing me, telling me it is going to be okay. I try tilting my head to get a look at the person, but their arms are wrapped firmly around me keeping me in place, like they will never let me go.

Who is it? I can tell it’s a guy, but he’s too tall to be Dad. And I can’t remember the last time Dad gave me a pat on the back, much less a hug. He never shows outward signs of affection. Not ever. Not even if Grandma...

A fresh round of tears threaten to spill forth. When I hear his voice, “Katie, I’m so sorry. I’m so very sorry...”

Can it be? No, I must be in a state of shock. I passed out, and now I’m hallucinating. I really went off the deep end this time.

“Katie...Katie, look at me,” the voice pleads.

Fingertips lightly dance over my face before lifting my chin to receive his gaze. I exhale losing myself in those eyes whose depths seem so familiar. Eyes I have dreamed about, and yearned for. Eyes that capture the heart of a man I know I can love unconditionally, completely, without end.

“Adam?” I ask, shakily. I am reeling from his unexpected arrival.

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Author Info:

I really hate talking about myself. My goal is to have the shortest author bio imaginable. I would much rather have a conversation with my readers.

Are you able to escape within my pages?
Does my writing make you feel something?
Are there characters that you can't get out of your head?

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Random Things about Me

- I was so much smarter as a teenager.

- I am a slow reader.

- I tend to like a book more for its characters than its plot.

- I appreciate people who are genuinely kind and come through when you need them.

- It's true, creative people are not always fun to live with, but we keep things interesting.

- I miss the days when all I had was a rotary phone without even an answering machine.

- I'm a child of the 1980s, and a teenager of the 1990s.

- I love my dog.

- I love to travel and see new places - when my limited budget allows.

- I think in another lifetime I lived in the UK somewhere by the coast.

- When I feel an emotion, I feel it deeply. It's a curse.

- I have an overactive imagination. Writing helps alleviate that problem.

- Nine times out of ten, I believe a good book trumps reality hands down.

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